The top facial oils for every skin concern

There’s at least one in here with your name on it

November 02 2020

It's no secret that facial oils are absolutely incredible; they allow our faces pure, potent access to the ingredients they need most, and hell, they feel pretty damn delightful going on, too.

But while it's not hard to see why they're grand in general, it can be tricky to pick one that actually proves to be the right fit for your face.

Don't you worry your pretty head about it, though; we've done the hard work for you, and found the best of the bunch, no matter your goals or concerns.

So whether you're fighting dullness, dehydration, or anything in between, here are the stellar oil options you need to try...

All rounders

If you’re a no-fuss kind of girl and are just looking to add some extra hydration into your skin care routine, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice.

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil: Besides offering nourishment, this cult-favourite oil can also help treat scars and damaged skin. And you can’t really go past the anti-ageing benefits of firming and improving lines and wrinkles.

Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Omega 3.6.9 Replenishing Oil: The lightweight formulation will sink in quickly to nourish and protect skin, while leaving your complexion with a radiant glow (shoutout to the omega-rich formula for that).

Go-To Face Hero: Loaded with the nourishing oil trifecta (jojoba, almond and brazil nut), this impressive all-rounder helps with everything from pigmentation to plumping, all while delivering a serious dose of moisture.

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Omega 3.6.9 Replenishing Oil

Go-To Face Hero

For dry skin

Thanks to the hydrating qualities of facial oils, they’re basically the dream product for those suffering from a complexion that’s a little too dry.

Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil: This concentrated (yet surprisingly lightweight) formula offers intense moisture for those who really need it (plus softening benefits to boot). Layer it under your moisturiser to significantly  up the hydration ante.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil: Harnessing the hydrating power of the original Eight Hour Cream, this multi-purpose oil can be used to inject moisture into your face and body, as well as your hair; nifty, huh?

Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster: Featuring a blend of nine non-fragrant plant oils and some intensely hydrating ceramides, this oil can be used on its own or mixed with your moisturiser.

Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil

Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster

For oily skin

Sounds crazy, but it’s true – using the right facial oil can actually help control that shine and leave you less oily. You've gotta love the brilliance of science, right?

The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba: Fun fact: jojoba oil helps counteract oil production and acne because it has anti-bacterial properties, so a pure form of it is a great choice for those with oily or blemish-prone skin.

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil: Use this complexion clarifier in the morning to help regulate oil production and deal with enlarged pores. Over time, it’ll actually work to normalise oil production, so your face will look less greasy overall.

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil: Specially formulated for oily skin, you can expect this treatment to help deal with shine by rebalancing your oil production while purifying your complexion, too. The spa-style scent doesn't hurt, either.

The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba

Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil

For dull skin

While the extra hydration hit from any facial oil will help in the brightness department, it doesn't hurt to load up on one specifically designed to dial up radiance.

Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Oil: 'Glow' is in the name for very good reason, and considering it contains the brightening dream team of vit-C and turmeric, radiance is really the only option.

Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil: Give lacklustre or lifeless-looking skin a leg up in the luminosity arena with this avocado, hemp seed oil and stabilised vitamin C brightener.

Sand & Sky Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops: The only thing brighter than its neon packaging will be your face after a few weeks of use; that's what a vitamin C and hyaluronic acid combo will do for you.

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Oil

Eve Lom Radiance Face Oil

Sand & Sky Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops

For sensitive skin

Finding a formula that works wonders for sensitive skin without inviting irritation along isn't easy, but these soothing superstars are up to the challenge.

Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil: Designed with distressed skin types in mind, this super gentle 100 per cent natural oil will keep your skin looking bright, hydrated and healthy, while ensuring it feels comfortable, too.

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil: Free from synthetic ingredients and fragrances that can irritate, this oil also features organic blackthorn blossom extract, which helps minimise and reduce skin irritations and sensitivities.

Alpha-H Vitamin E and Macadamia: Soothing? Tick. Calming? Tick. Super hydrating and nourishing? Double tick! This vitamin E and macadamia blend is an absolute dream for sensitive skin.

Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil

Alpha-H Vitamin E with Macadamia

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